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Election 2016

So You Want to Be President: How's Your Interfaith IQ?

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 02.14.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Our democratic system is laudable, and can be transformative for those of us who participate fully in it. We don't need to give up our system of allowing individuals to run for office and share their vision for the United States.

Ben Carson Spread A Fake Stalin Quote In His Closing Statement

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson chose to cap his debate performance Saturday night with a warning that “our country is headed off the cliffs&rdq...

Ted Cruz Gets His Facts Wrong On Supreme Court Nominations

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz got facts wrong in a statement opposing the prospect of President Barack Obama nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice A...

The Stakes Of The 2016 Election Just Got Much, Much Higher

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death broke Saturday just hours before the GOP candidates were set to debate in South Ca...

Nevada's Crucial Democratic Caucuses Are A Week Away And We Don't Have A Clue Who Will Win

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Nevada's Democratic caucuses are only a week away, but it's really unclear who has an advantage in the state. According to HuffPost Pollster, ...

Hillary Clinton Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Bernie Sanders is far too easy on Hillary Clinton in their debates. Clinton flaunts her record and experience in ways that Sanders could use to expose her serious vulnerabilities and disqualifications for becoming president.

Albright Apologizes For Implying Female Bernie Supporters Will Go To Hell

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright apologized Friday for implying criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) young, female supporters...

Henry Kissinger: The Monster Hillary Clinton Admires

Dan Arel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

When it comes to foreign policy, Hillary Clinton says she has a clear mentor. The former secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. The man that Christopher Hitchens said should be tried for war crimes in his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger.

Stop Straight-Splaining Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to LGBT Voters

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Yesterday Charles Blow wrote a column in the Times headlined, "Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters," and it made me think about how the same arrogance is coming from straight supporters of both candidates to LGBT voters.

The Movement Has Found Its Leader: Bernie Sanders

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When Bernie Sanders denounces the control of big money over our politics and the unwarranted power of the millionaire and billionaire class, he's not just speaking truth to power, he's mobilizing the "people with the pitchforks" that Obama said early on he was protecting the bankers against.

Embrace Your Idealism

Sebastian Ivory | Posted 02.11.2016 | College
Sebastian Ivory

I truly believe that we are going to see a true melting pot that is the Sanders campaign. This is not the campaign of the establishment. This is not the campaign for the advantaged. This is the campaign for those who have had enough.

Read The Latest Updates From The Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopefuls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are debating in Milwaukee Thursday ...

Chris Christie Megadonor Jumps To Team Kasich

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have bought himself some more time in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He has secured the support of bil...

How Hillary Clinton Can Gain Trust Among Women Voters

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

This is my message and prayer for Hillary Clinton tonight at the Democratic Debate: Hillary, please talk tonight about your record on women's rights and tell us more about how, when you are president, you will stand for women.

Marco Rubio Finally Turns His Fire On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Humbled by his disastrous performance in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hit the campaig...

Waiting For Primary Returns At A Heroin Anonymous Meeting

HuffPost Highline | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The candidates are actually talking about the heroin epidemic. But we asked a group of addicts if they're saying anything worth a damn....

Bush, Christie: Drop Out! Endorse Kasich!

Rodney Wilson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Rodney Wilson

Donald Trump's foul-mouthed school yard bully tactics are working with the "tell it like it is" element of the GOP and Ted Cruz's religious vision of an American theocracy plays very well with Republicans who believe GOP stands for "God's Own Party.

Hillary Is More Interested In Making Progress Than Making Liberals Applaud

Zachary Leven | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Zachary Leven

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that's done, you're simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive. And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results.

Marco Rubio Flops In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Marco Rubio may have to "dispel with" his hope of seizing the Republican presidential nomination. The Florida senator enjo...

John Kasich Surprises With Second-Place Finish In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Compassionate conservatism is back. Running on a message of civility, empathy and moral purpose in a race dominated by fe...

A Racist, Sexist Demagogue Just Won The New Hampshire Primary

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

New Hampshire Republican primary voters on Tuesday made official their choice for president of the United States: real estate mogul and realit...

When You Ask Me To Vote For Hillary

Robyn Morton | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Robyn Morton

To vote for her in the primaries, I would need to believe that the establishment on both the right and the left have so thoroughly strangled the political system that it is no longer "reasonable" to even try for reform.

Accentuate the Positive: Behavioral Science and Politics

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The cost of the 2012 presidential race broke a record with a cost of $2.6 billion, with $1.12 billion coming from the two candidates and the rest from outside groups and the two political parties. There are estimates that the 2016 race could end up with a total price tag anywhere from $3.5 to $5 billion.

The Biggest Reason I Just Can't #FeelTheBern

Daniel Kushner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

I think that the Sanders campaign might represent a positive shift for the discussion of certain topics within the Democratic Party. However, for all the positive things his campaign represents, it also represents something deeply problematic: a fetishization of not knowing.

The Campaign Of Magical Thinking

HuffPost Highline | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

Seven days on the trail with Ken Baker and Jack Hitt....